So I took the liberty to come through Mick's old post (from patch 8.2) and update everything..
It took me around 4 hours to do... Even whilst using micks old FAQ as a basis.
You would be surprised about how many "questions" has been implemented into the game, I had to remove ALOT around 10 or so, in regards to tanks, or upcoming game-mods ect..
There is now over 7100 words here and I would encourage ALL not just new players to read the below.
I am still in the process of updating it and fixing links/adding new things, so it will be consistently updated over the next few days and weeks to come, If you think of any new questions that you think should be in here please tell me below. Have a good day out there and Happy tanking.
And if there’s a mistake or a typo, please tell me.
PS. This thread Made by Tanitha, Will answer A lot of questions about what is and isn't a violation, within the games and the forums. "Link"
Using control + F to search for your questions probably a good idea.
I've tried to display as few opinions as possible, if I have and fact is available (Or, Wargaming's opinion), inform me and I'll change it.
Table of Contents:
1. Common Questions. (These are the most often asked questions. They aren’t ordered.)
2. Future Content and suggestions. (Questions relating to upcoming content like and proposed content)
3. Gameplay. (These are questions that directly relate to gameplay. It includes anything that is a literal part of the game, including matchmaking, balance, tank questions and game mechanics, among other things.
4. User interface and the Client. (Anything directly relating to the interface and the client. This means invites, platoons and commands).
5. Mods. (Anything about mods, how to install them, what the more common ones are, and any rules relating to them.)
6. Rules. (Rule based questions. This means forum rules and in game rules as well.)
7. The Forums. (Any questions relating to the forums).
8. Moderation. (Questions relating to the moderation of the forums and ingame.)
9. Misc. (Unsorted questions that don’t fit into anywhere else, like stuff about clans.)
When will 9.7 be released, and what will it contain?· In Iteration 2:
· New permanent teams and ranking structure for Team Battle mode (more info at the start of the Notes)
· New vehicles: M56 Scorpion tank destroyer (US/VII); T-54 mod. 1 medium tank (USSR/VIII)
· Removal of Northwest map from random battles
· New lineup of French light and medium tanks
· New "Overlord" map, inspired by the 1944 Allied landings in Normandy
· Implemented separation of new and experienced players in battles (for tier I-III vehicles)
· New HD vehicles (some we showed earlier!)
Common Questions And Future Content and suggestions:
- Why is my account banned?
Whatever the reason for your account ban, discussing or appealing it on these forums will not help you. You need to take it to support, where you can appeal it. Please consider reading the forums rules located here, and game rules located here to avoid future bans.
- Can I transfer back to NA? Or to ANY other server?
There are no transfers for anyone back to any server. If you want to go back, you'll either need to start again. To my knowledge, there have been no accounts transferred to another server, from any server. And NO plans for that to change in the near future.
- Which tank is the best?
There is no best tank. Each has their own weaknesses and strengths. Find out what you enjoy playing in, and find out what tank suits your play style. Often, the best tank is the one you enjoying driving the most.
- Will the Type 59 be added into the gift store?
It is unlikely to be re-released into the gift store, ever again.
The Dev's recently released the T-34-3 as a "sort of" replacement tank for the Chinese as a crew trainer. And therefore no longer having a need for the Type -59.
- Can I use red text or swear in these forums?
No, red text is reserved for mods only, Swearing on the other hand is a different matter, the word "shit" for instance is no longer an offence, however when used to describe someone else its considered and insult and will get you into trouble. As a good rule of thumb, Swearing will get you into trouble if its directed at someone as a insult, And if its to excessive. Also, naming and shaming of Team killers, blockers, AFKs, bots, people who revealed your position, bad player and anyone that has done something in any way negative in game, is not allowed on these forums. To get a full list of what can get you banned in the forums, Please read the Forum Rules.
- How do I get one of those updating signatures with my stats and name on it?
Head over to http://www.ageofstrife.com/wot/ and follow the sites instructions to get a custom made signature for you.
- What are these WG_Something_Somthing_49 players doing in XX tank ruining my game?
These are promotional accounts with different tanks added to them. Unless experienced players who already have a WoT account turn up to the event they're going to be effectively Tier 1 players at Tier 10. This cannot be helped, and will be over soon enough. Hey, it makes it easier to get those Ace Tanker badges, right?
- There's a WG_ account in my game. Is it a scam?
No. A WG_(Name) account is an event account. They are driven by moderators and GMs. If you see a WG_Hunt account, it is part of the hunt us down event.
However, no Wargaming rep will ever ask for your account details, and if they do, report them immediately to support.
- How do I upload pictures to the forums?
Future Content and Suggestions:
- Will there be more tiers added?
The developers have stated many times that Tier 10 is the highest the game will go, because it would become very unbalanced and most lines wouldn't continue very far past their current state (TDs mainly, lights as well.) The unbalanced part would be that missiles- their addition to tanks along with smooth-bore guns is the cutoff date for tanks being included into World of Tanks. They would be so accurate that any sniper and support role tanks would be made useless, and the game would be reduced to aiming with a ridiculously tiny dot. Taking into account reactive and ceramic armour... the game would cease to be interesting or balanced
- Will the P.1500 Ratte be added to the game?
Chances are you saw the 2011 April Fools video, with had a mock up of the Ratte in game. Short answer is no, that would be very OP, very slow and useless on almost every map. The developers have stated this will not be entering the game, in any form. Not even in the background of the game, as a backdrop.
- Will the machine guns on tanks be activated?
Beyond the point of being completely redundant and a waste of code, the machine guns would be unable to harm anything in the game and only slow down slower computers even further. Again, the developers have stated machine guns won't be added for these obvious reasons.
- Will infantry be added into the game?
In no form or shape will people (even inside tanks, because this would raise the rating of the game) be visible in game. This is a tank game, so people (whether as a lucky target or an equipment) aren't shown. Again, the developers have stated this several times.
- Will artillery be removed?
Artillery is a valuable, if slightly unbalanced by matchmaker, part of the game. The developers have refused to remove artillery from the game, Its viewed as a necessary class needed to stop camping and encourage gameplay. It is somewhat of a balancing factor for tanks like an T110E3/T-95 or a hull down heavy or TD. And it will NEVER be removed from the game, So please stop asking.
- Will the Italians be added to the game?
Eventually, trees will be added. And they are planned, The truth of the matter is that Italy's chances of getting their own tech tree is extremely low given that Italy can only barely make one full medium branch. If this can not be done it will most likely come in the forum of a new EU line (That covers all the "minor" tank powers).
- Will the M1 Abrams be added?
No, never ever ever. It is too modern and ridiculously OP.
- Will side skirts/ sandbags be added into the game as equipment?
They are planned, but no time frame has been given.
- Will Australian Tanks enter the game?
Not as their own tree, no. But, like the Canadians, they will appear as premium tanks in the British line- there are not enough tanks to create their own line.
What is the latest on Historical battles?
Currently the Devs are focused on other things, HB will return but it will be after a massive rework, and may even include bots to play as lower tier tanks. Nevertheless when it does come back It will not look much like it did before.
- Will the T-50-2 ever come back?
No. And there are no plans to add it to a "fun" mode either, The MT-25 was the replacement to the T-50-2 and was buffed recently to nearly the same stats as the T50.
- Are the arty nerfs over?
A further re balance of arty is unknown, but possible.
- Are any new premium artillery going to be added?
The French will get the R35 AC and ACL135 as additional premium arty.
Why is every team of ASIA players full of bad players?
The ASIA server is still small, You will often be vsing the same players over and over again within a few battles. Try taking a break for a hour and come back felling refreshed and with a positive look on things. It also helps to seek advice on what you can do to carry more see Revan's guide on how to play solo and to better your win rate.
- Why do Germans ignite frontally?
The transmission for the German tanks is located in the front of the tank. Hitting this is like hitting the engine, so you can damage, destroy or ignite an engine of a German tank from the front. This is added because the transmission fluid is flammable. The Russians have a similar weakness- you can hit their ammo racks from the front.
- Why does it take so long to get a match in a Tier 10 tank, or a Tier 8 artillery?
It takes so long to get a match in a Tier 10 because it can only see Tier 8 at the lowest. Not many people have these tanks, and those that do often choose not to run them because of the prohibitive repair and rearming costs. Tier 8 artillery, however, has its own issues because it can only see Tier 9 tanks at the lowest. This means it needs a lobby of the two least populated tank tiers in the game, and scouts.
- Why doesn't matchmaking take into account stats?
Because that would eliminate win rate as reliable statistic, as well as making the game more boring. World of Tanks is based on chance, and that is portrayed in the match maker. Sometimes you get bad teams, sometimes you get good ones. If match maker gave each side a balanced statistic, then the win rate of players would balance out, since their wins were more based on luck than skill. Wargaming has stated that they will never, ever include stats into the random MM system.
- Why does my Tier 10 Tanks cost so much to repair/re-arm?
These tanks are end tier tanks, and as such will cost a lot to maintain. This is done so that the people don't just play their Tier 10 tanks all the time, and ignore all the lower tiers. This means players will be more likely to play the middle tiers as well.
- Why aren't I dragged down when I platoon with a tank lower than me?
When platooning, the matchmaking of the highest tank is taken into account only. This stops top tier tanks getting pulled down into Tier 1 games. You should really only platoon with tanks that your tank would normally see anyway.
- How does artillery shoot across the map so accurately? (relatively speaking)
Through the use of artillery mode, arty gets an overhead view of the map. One can access it by hitting shift (default setting).
- Why do my shells sometimes deal no damage?
There are several reasons for this. If you hit the tracks, the shell is absorbed by tracks and no damage is dealt since the shell didn't penetrate the hull. If you shoot the mantlet, you have effectively shot two layers of armour- spaced armour really- and often the shell will be stopped by this and deal no damage, even though it says penetration. The third reason is that you're shooting spaced armour, which will force the shell to explode early for no damage. The Super Pershing has this on it's front, while the E-Series tanks (E-100, E-50, etc.) have spaced side armour. The final reason you may get a no damage pen is when the shell disintegrates while penetrating. This has been confirmed that it can happen. It's pretty rare, but quite annoying when it happens.
See this video for further information.
- How am I killed in my arty when I'm not spotted?
It's possible for good arty players to deduce the position of an enemy arty by the contrails left by their firing. It's faint and not easily seen, but can be quite deadly. To avoid this, reposition after every shot to avoid counter battery. This really only happens at Tier 4 and higher, since the lower tiers lack the range to cover an entire map.
- How can I avoid being spotted?
Bushes and camo nets provide bonuses that will prevent you from being spotted. Depending on the size of the tank though, no amount of camo may help you. Sitting behind a bush instead of in it will greatly increase your chances of not being spotted when firing, while sitting behind two bushes (one in front of the other) can make it almost impossible for you to be spotted.
- How do I know when I'm spotted?
Generally, if you can see the enemy tanks, you'll see a few start turning their guns in your direction. If not, once shells start landing around you, you're spotted. The six sense perk will alert you when you get spotted, but there's a three second delay.
- How do some people repair their tracks instantly?
These players are using a repair kit. They can fully repair any damaged module, instantly. Without a repair kit, a module can only stay damaged.
- Why can our barrels dig into the ground for no damage?
The developers experimented with this back in closed beta. It was incredibly annoying and took a lot of the fun out of city battles. Long barreled tanks- not just German L100s- were severely handi capped trying to peek a boo. So, it was tried but rejected.
- Why are some tanks in game, but not able to be bought?
These are tanks that were in the gift shop or store at some point, then removed for balance or gameplay reasons. The Type 59 falls into the balance reasoning. The Panzer B2 and the Mini Maus were removed because the French were added into the game, so people could acquire them normally.
Other tanks were part of special pre-order bonuses, like the Panzer V-IV and the M6A2E1. And then there are those like the A-32 and the BT-SV that were introduced for public testing. Some of the above have now been released sometimes in the prem shop, so keep your eyes out. However Tanks such as M6A2E1, And any beta only tanks will never be put back into the shop because WG promised the buyers that it was a exclusive package and a one time shot to own these tanks. The same can not be said for the BT-SV.
- Why do people buy premium tanks?
Premium tanks earn more XP and credits than other tanks. They can also train crews that can be placed in the same nation's class of tank (as in, an IS-6 can train a Russian heavy tank for no downside, but not a T62-A crew). This makes them very valuable for supporting higher tier tanks and buying higher tier tanks. Premium tanks are not pay to win tanks, since they are worse than elite tanks of the same tier, and have a major flaw to make up for their massive credit earnings.
- What is the highest credit earning premium tank?
The tank earning on average the most amount of credits is the Type 59. Second after that is the Jagdtiger 8.8cm. See this website to see the collated and average earnings of every tank in the game.
- What is the highest credit earning non-premium tank?
Currently, the tank earning the most on average per game (that is not premium) is the T1 heavy tank, followed by the T-34 medium tank. For a full list, consult this website.
- Why is Province map limited to lower tiers?
Province is limited because in higher tiers, the map is so thin that anyone who moves is spotted from the opposite side of the map. Lower tier tanks lack the view range to do this. It is therefore, unsuitable to higher tiers, especially with the amount of co-ordination found in public battles.
- Why do tanks with autoloaders have such low ammo counts?
This is the balance for them having such a rapid rate of fire when loaded. On average, an autoloader will put out more damage than a non auto loader tank- with normal ammo amounts, this would be even worse.
- What advantages do a more well trained crew offer?
A more well trained crew is better than a lesser trained one in every way. The commander can see further, the gunner is more accurate and aims faster, the radio range is increased, the loader will load faster, the tank will accelerate faster. Every personalized aspect of the crew is improved. Things such as damage and penetration, however, are not affected by a crew.
- How many crew skills can one crew member have?
A crew member can have as many skills as are available. Additionally, if a single crew member does two or more roles, the skills for said roles (say, if the Commander shoots the gun, he gains access to Gunner skills) are made available.
- Why does it take so long to train a skill in the higher percents, and take so much longer on the third and fourth skills?
The XP requirement for each skill increases dramatically with each skill. The lower percentiles of a skill need but a fraction of the exp required at the top end. This is done for realism- learning the basics of a skill is easy, but it takes time. Balance also plays a part- if it was too easy to grind up all your skills, it would become unbalanced. See this graph on the increasing EXP requirements.
- Why is there a camp set up inside the flag?
The pile of boxes and the wooden pole structure have two roles. One, they make the base not look like some arbitrary position on the map, but a used position. Two, they serve as cover. Both will block exactly one shot each. If one is capturing the flag, this cover can save them and allow them to finish capturing.
- Which tank has the best gun depression in the game?
The elite M2 MT has the best depression in the game, with -20. The elited M5 Stuart also shares this, but only with the derp gun. The next closest rival is the Dicker Max at -15.
- If I enable accelerated crew training, will I still earn XP for my tank?
You will continue to earn free XP, but you will not earn regular XP anymore- that is distributed into the tank.
- Why do some modules have different stats between tanks?
Some modules are affected by which tank they are in. Mainly this is Rate of Fire, because that is not specific to the gun, but rather the layout of the tank. In the French line mainly, the aim time of the 90mm DCA 45 decreases with each subsequent tank. Some stats, however, are gun specific and will not change- mainly damage, penetration and accuracy.
- Does the Deadeye perk increase the chances of a fire?
Not directly it would seem, in a recent Q&A, it is said that it affects it indirectly (by destroying the fuel tanks.)
- What happens if the fuel tanks are destroyed?
Your tank will catch on fire, 100% of the time.
- How will I know if my ammo rack was destroyed?
Down the bottom of your screen, around where the consumables and ammo are displayed, a line of text will be displayed- 'Device [Ammo Rack] was destroyed by Tex Walker (T29).'
You can use this to find out what is shooting at you when a module is damaged or destroyed.
User interface and the client:
- How do I do the "Alert to C1" action, where a grid on the map flashes?
You can do this by activating your cursor in game (Hold down ctrl) and left clicking the grid you want to alert. Don't spam this.
- How do I say in chat "(Mcmole) follow me!" or "(Mcmole), fall back!" ?
You can do the former by pointing your reticule at an ally, and hitting the T button (Default). The latter is done by aiming at an ally, and holding down the Z button (default), and moving your cursor in the direction of the "Fall back!" option until it lights up. Then release the button and the order will be given. The radial menu has different options depending on what it's aimed at- friend, foe or nothing.
- How do I record a battle?
You can enable replays by going into the Menu -> Settings -> Game and ticking enable battle recording. It's recommended that you have this enabled, since if you get banned, you have undeniable proof of your innocence (if you are, that is.) Replay files are located inside the World of Tanks folder, inside the Replay's folder. The default directory address is C:\Games\World_of_Tanks\replays.
- How do I stop my TD or SPG from turning around out of sniper mode?
The X button (default) will engage the Tank Hull Lock. . This means that when the reticule reaches the edge of the traverse limit for the gun, the tank won't re-position or turn. It is not available for TDs with turrets, and does work in arty mode.
- How can I look around without moving my turret?
By holding the right mouse button (default), your turret will lock. You can check around corners or behind you without your turret moving an inch.
- How do I go "Requesting fire at (Mcmole)" or "Attacking (Mcmole)" ?
You can do the former by getting the red outline of an enemy tank, then hitting the T button (default.) Doing the same thing in arty will create the 'Attacking' effect.
- Why is my teammate / enemy blue?
They have done sufficient sufficient team damage for it be to deemed not an accident, and to be intentional. At that point, no compensation is giving to said player if he is attacked by his own teammates (only attack him if he wont stop killing team mates).
- What is meant by the little shields in game with a number inside of them?
These represent platoons. They are marked by different numbers to differentiate between them. Three players can be in a single platoon, and a those sharing the same numbered shield are in the same platoon. These should not be confused with the Master Tanker badges, which can be awarded after battle for receiving more than the average xp of a % of drivers.
- Why can I sell only five tanks a day?
This is a fail safe in case your account becomes compromised. A hacker can only sell five of your tanks, not all of them in one hit. It is quite rare that you will need to sell more than five tanks in a day anyway.
- How do I chat amongst my platoon only, or to everyone in the lobby?
To cycle the channel you will type into, hit TAB when the chat box is opened.
- How do I add friends in World of Tanks?
In a battle, activate the cursor (hold ctrl) and right click someone's name and click 'Add to friends list'. Out of game, click the Contacts tab in the bottom right, click Find Contacts and search the name of the user you want to find. Alternatively, in clan chat or a channel, you can right click on someone's name and go 'Add to friends list'.
- How do I start a Tank Company?
You open the Tank Company tab and select Create, and select the level (like the tier of matchmaking) that you want the Company to be and the name you want to.
- How do I accept a platoon invite?
In the bottom right of the screen in the garage is a speech bubble with three exclamation marks in it. Open that up and your invite will be in there. Click it and hit accept.
- Why are there two different coloured stars in my garage?
The white star in the top right hand corner is the vehicle specific EXP. It is earned in game in said tank. The other yellow star is free xp. Normal exp can be converted into free exp on elite tanks with gold. Otherwise, 5% of the exp you earn in any tank (not just elite, and not deducted from said tank. This is a bonus, not a subtraction from the other value.) Free exp is used last when buying modules and unlocking tanks, and can be used on any tank.
- What happens if I swear/abuse others too much in game?
If reported, the mods will issue you with a chat ban. This will also stop you from using the in game quick commands and flashing the map features, making you effectively muted. You can still play however.
- Can I disable the in game Chat censor filter?
Yes, you can. It is found in Settings menu, in the Game tab. Disable it at your own risk.
- How do I check how much experience until my crew members reach the next % on their current skill?
Right click on a member of your crew that is now training a skill. Click Personal File on the drop down menu that appears. In the box that appears, on the left hand side will be a heading called 'Training'. This is in the Service Record tab. The first value it gives you is 'Experience Required to Upgrade Skill', which is how much XP you need to earn to go up 1% in that skill. The second value is the average amount of experience this crew member earns per battle (they don't all earn it with the same equal amount), and how long it's expected to reach the next %.
- How are the lists on each side of the battle sorted?
The tank lists displayed on each side of the screen during a battle are sorted by: tier (the highest tier tanks go on top), class (heavy tanks go to the top of the tier pile, everything else goes below that) and alphabetical order (the heavy tanks at the top of their are sorted alphabetically, but stay at the top of their tier still. The other tanks are sorted without any order, just by alphabetical order. For example, a KV-1S would be above a Vk 3601H.)
- Can I trade/exchange credits/XP/gold/tanks with another player?
This feature is not in game right now, and it is unlikely that it will be added, since it will add more incentive to hack accounts and allow clans to 'boost' players into higher tiers.
There is always the gift shop, however.
- How do I install a mod?
You install a mod by placing the folder/files inside your res_mods folder, inside the current version folder (currently 9.6). This folder is found in your World of tanks folder. Usually, mods will include instructions on the exact placing of a mod, but most of the time they just come with the res_mods folder or 8.3 folder in the .zip. Just dump it straight into the respective folder- if the zip has a res_mods folder, place it in the World of Tanks folder and merge it, if it has an 8.3 folder, place it in the res_mods folder and merge it. Then restart your client and away you go!
- How do I get the 'Remember Password?" box back in my client?
You can Install A Mod that saves your password, or just your email.
- Are any mods disallowed on the ASIA server?
Currently, there are mods that are banned by no official list is provided to the player base, A good rule of thumb is anything that give the player significant advantage/information over a standard user can be deemed as illegal The banned mods on the Russian server are Improved visibility tracers, Removal of tree foliage, 3D hitbox skins, Free zooming camera and the Laser sight on the tank (red line coming from the barrel.).
Tan states that it is only likely to move to ASIA, as each server is managed locally.
- What is XVM?
XVM is a modification for World of Tanks. It displays in game the efficiency of each player, their win rate and their battles played. It also displays one sides chance to win based on the efficiency and win rate of each team. The mod is colour coded as well, with purple being the best and red being the worst. It is currently not banned on any server.
- Mcmole was AFK on my team. What do I do? Can I team kill him?
First off, look at the name of the player. If it is greyed out, then the player has not loaded into the game (usually due to hardware issues). In this case, it's not their fault, and there's nothing you can do. If the players name is the same colour as everyone else, then they have loaded in. You can report them, which will in-time with enough reports result in a investigation into there account and may lead to a ban for them. You can do this by activating your cursor (Hold down ctrl) and right clicking their name. A drop down menu will appear, and one of the options available will be 'Complain (5)'. Click this and select Idle/Botting. This will add a complaint against them. If you want to to take it further, or run out of complaints, open a ticket with support to get some action taken. Make sure to attach a replay.
And no, you can never team kill someone.
- Mcmole team damaged me. Can I retaliate? What if he kills me?
Under no circumstances can you return fire on an allied team mate. This will make him the victim as well. Every time your team mate damages you, he will have to compensate you for the repairs and the exp you would have gained. If he does enough team damage, he will eventually go blue. This means he can be attacked without penalty. But even then, just disable him and drive off. If he does enough damage, he'll get an automatic ban. Every bit of damage is compensated though, so you'll get your money back.
- Mcmole revealed my position/pushed me out/blocked me. What can I do?
If you have another report to reveal, you can report the pesky Mcmole by activating your cursor (Hold down ctrl) and right clicking their name. A drop down menu will appear, and one of the options available will be 'Complain (5)'. Click this and select the appropriate complaint. This will add a complaint against them. If you want to to take it further, or run out of complaints, open a ticket with support to get some action taken. Make sure to attach a replay.
- Can I have more than one account?
Yes, you can have more then one account. known as a "Alt" account. However If this account is used to break the rules frequently this could lead to both accounts having bans placed on them.
- Can I sell my account?
It against the Game Rules to sell your account. If found out, said account can be banned or reset.
- Can I get myself banned ingame for something I do in the forums?
Very rarely. Breaking forum rules will generally only inflict a Read Only ban on your forum account. The same applies in reverse- in game transgressions don't generally get your forum account banned. However If you consistently and regularly break either the forum or game rules the account and be banned from both aspects of the game.
Excessive swearing in game is stopped by the filter, but in huge amounts it can lead to a global ban. Attempting to sell your account on your forums can lead to a perma ban for that account however, so a bad enough offense can impact your ingame account.
- How do I upload a replay?
You can't upload a replay directly to the forums due to a file size limit. You can, however, upload it http://wotreplays.com/ or noobmeter.com, a site which will display and host your replay files, as well as giving you a fancy banner with your stats from said battle on it.
WotReplays requires an EU account though.
- How do I display an image on the forums?
- I got a warning from a mod, and now I can't post. What do I do? Please refer to http://forum.worldof...warning-system/ for more information.
- This mod is abusive!
Can I make a topic about it? No. That's breaking forum rules, you will receive an RO for your efforts. If you wish to raise a complaint about a mod, please contact support or a CM.
- I want to contest my warning/RO. Do I contact the moderator who warned/RO'd me?
No. Moderators are not able to revoke your warnings or able to argue the point with you. If you wish to contest your warning, please contact support or a Community Manager. Feel free to contact a moderator if you have a query about your warning- asking them to explain it further- and they will be happy to help.
- Why is this mod in a clan?! They're WG!
Incorrect. Moderators are Community Contributors, not employees of Wargaming. They are fully allowed to be within a clan. Actual Wargaming employees are not allowed in a clan however.
- Why is this persons name red in game?
It means they have moderation powers. If they're telling you to stop doing something- listen to them.
- My topic/post got deleted! Can I repost it?
First off, nothing on these forums gets deleted. Ever. Moderators simply hit the 'Unapprove' button, making it hidden. If they've done this, it means that it's broken forum rules, and they're either dealing with it, or awaiting a GM to assist them. Don't repost the topic or post- it'll have the same fate, and may worsen your sanction.
- My clans recruitment thread has some negative stuff on it, can I get it removed?
If you are a clan officer for said clan, then you can report it using the report function and a moderator will remove it. If you're part of another clan, then this report won't really get far- unless the post in question is say, another clan advertising or an ex clan member trying to shame them.
- Am I allowed to use non english in the general chat or TC chat?
No. English is the language of these official channels. If you want to use your own language, seek out a channel for it using the Channels function. A moderator will warn you if you keep trying to talk in a non english language, and if you do not cease, you will receive a chat ban.
- How do I join a clan?
You can join a clan in a number of ways. You can apply directly on a clan's page, by clicking the 'Apply for clan' button in the menu on the right hand side. If you're not fussed about which clan you want to join, make an offer in the Looking for a Clan section. Describe how good you are, what tanks you have, what tanks you aim to get, and when you can be online, among other things. You can also be invited into a clan, if they know you and want you in their clan.
- How do I accept a clan invitation?
You can accept a clan invitation by first going to the portal, logging in, and clicking your name in the top right hand corner. Then select 'My profile' in the drop down box. In the page it will take you to, select Invitations in the menu on the right hand side of the page. Just find the application you want to accept, and hit accept.
- How do I play a replay?
Your World of Tanks client can play the replay. You just need to close it and double click on the replay file.
- What does o7 and 555+ mean?
o7 is a salute, where the o is a head and the 7 is the arm and hand. 555+ means Ha Ha Ha. Both are very common in World of Tanks.
- What is efficiency?
Efficiency is the arbitrary measuring tool by which people measure their own skills, and the skills of others. The higher the number, the higher the amount of efficiency points you have. The equation rates you based on how much damage, cap and defense points you have achieved. It is believed to be more accurate than win rate.
- Are there any hacks in World of Tanks?
No, there are no hacks in World of Tanks. Everything is done server side, unlike modern FPSs like Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty Black Ops. This means that you can't have a damage hack, or an armour hack. The server holds and sends all that information out. Nothing is really controlled from the client side- it just displays the information. Anyone offering a hack is trying to get access to your account or your personal details. Don't try a hack, it's not going to work and will cost you. However some banned mods give information to the player using them that is deemed to be an unfair advantage, If you suspect this player to be using these types of mod's please send as much information to support as possible ex. (Replays, Screenshots, forum post's ect.)
- Who's in charge of ASIA?
The head honcho is Tanitha, the head of the community. He's in charge of the ASIA server community. Above him, no idea. For a full list of the inner working's/positions for the Asia server go Here
- Why is there a 48 hour waiting period after leaving a clan?
This stops people A- backstabbing in clan wars. They find out the tactics a clan will use one night, then leave five minutes before the battle, join the enemy and counter that tactic and B- stops very large clans using the same pro team in every clan wars battle. Since some clans are quite large, and have reserve and secondary clans, they could swap out their best players amongst them.
- How do I get into the Wargaming clan?
It's only for Wargaming employees, so there is no conflict of interest when dealing with clans or competitions. So, get hired. Otherwise, you ain't getting in. It stops corrupt officials being created.
- How do I get onto the Council of Armoured Forces?
You must be a member of a clan that has at least thirty members, and be nominated as the representative for said clan. If your commander wants to seek it out, Please PM Conan.
- Can I merge my account with another?
Wargaming is not in the business of merging any account, for any reason. Even in the transfers, the inbound account over rode the native account.
- The server went down for scheduled maintenance, but there's no announcement?
You Can Find all the information you need about server restating here
- Why do people back away when someone (alone) shoots them, instead of attacking while they reload?
Basic human instinct is to get away from danger and pain. In World of Tanks, that's rather stupid, because they're now defenceless until they finish reloading, but as an instinct people may subconsciously flee without realizing that it's the wrong path to take.
- Will there be an Australian server?
- Do daily doubles affect crews?
Contrary to Wargaming's statements, it has been confirmed that a tanks daily doubles do indeed affect the percentage of a crews skill.
- When do doubles reset?
The daily doubles reset automatically when the server ticks over to 12:00am. This is in Singapore, in Time Zone +8. So, for Australians, doubles flick over at 3am in the morning for players in NSW, Tas or Vic, 2am for Queensland, and 1:30 for SA and NT. Western Australia is in the +8 Time Zone, so to them, it resets at 12am.
Well that's it for now. Like I said at the start, Please tell me about error's or new questions you think should be here below.
Have fun out there.
Edited by Mcmole, 30 March 2015 - 08:16 AM.